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How Indigenous Youth Are Healing Together – VICE

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201862 Views

Dec 4 2018

Indigenous filmmakers from the Nu Media Program partnered with VICE Canada to document the importance of how an Indigenous sharing circle helps address the epidemic of racism, violence, and intolerance.

VICE Canada and Anishinaabe filmmaker Jordan Molaro of Nu Media Films began working together on this project back in 2017. Molaro is the founder of the Nu Media Program and his production company Nu Media Films, which he started in 2012. Once a year the Nu Media Program invites up to 25 young Indigenous youth—ranging in age from 18 to 30—to be part of the three-month program hosted in Winnipeg. When VICE Media attended as part of the guest speaker series, the class was asked to pitch various ideas that could be produced in collaboration with VICE and released on VICE platforms.

During the course of the three month program, verdicts were released in two high-profile cases involving the senseless deaths of young Indigenous people. Colten Boushie had been fatally shot in the head by Gerald Stanley on the farmer’s property outside Biggar, Saskatchewan—the all-white jury found Stanley not guilty. In the case of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine, whose body was found in Winnipeg’s Red River, Raymond Cormier was found not guilty after a three-week trial.

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